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Where did all the Open Minds Forum members go?

Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:29 pm by Admin

With Open Minds Forum restored now for almost half a year at it's new location with forumotion.com we can now turn to look at reaching out to OMF's original members who have not yet returned home. OMF's original membership was over 6,000 members strong, prior to the proboards suspension, according to the rolls of the time. We can probably safely assume that some of those accounts were unidentified socks. If we were to assume a reasonable guess of maybe as many as 30% possible sock accounts then that would leave potentially somewhere between 4800 to 4900 possible real members to locate. That is still a substantial number of people.

Who were all these people? Some were average individuals with common interests in ufology, exopolitics, globalism, corruption, earthchanges, science and technology, and a variety of other interests. Some just enjoyed being part of a vibrant and unusually interesting community. Others were representative of various insider groups participating in observation and outreach projects, while still others were bonafide intelligence community personnel. All with stake in the hunt for truth in one fashion or another. Some in support of truth, and communication. Others seeking real disclosure and forms of proof. And others highly skeptical of anything or limited subjects. The smallest division of membership being wholly anti-disclosure oriented.

So where did these members vanish to? They had many options. There are almost innumerable other forums out there on the topics of UFO's or Exopolitics, the Unexplained, and Conspiracy Theory. Did they disappear into the world-wide network of forum inhabitants? Did some go find new homes on chatrooms or individual blogs? Did they participate in ufo conventions or other public events and gatherings? How about those who represented groups in special access? Or IC and military observers? Those with academic affiliations? Where did they all go and what would be the best way to reach out and extend an invitation to return?

And what constitutes a situation deserving of their time and participation? Is the archive enough? How exactly do people within the paradigm most desire to define a community? Is it amenities, humanity or simply population size for exposure? Most of the special guests have been emailed and have expressed that population size for exposure is what most motivates them. But not all. Long-time member Dan Smith has other priorities and values motivating his participation. Should this open opportunities for unattached junior guests who have experience and dialog to contribute to the world? How best to make use of OMF's time, experience and resources?

Many skeptics would like to see the historical guardian of discourse opportunity to just up and disappear; go into permanent stasis. They think that not everyone has a right to speak about their experiences and if there is no proof involved then there can philosophically be no value to discourse. I personally would respectfully disagree with them. Discourse has always been the prelude to meaningful relationships and meaningful mutual relationships have always been the prelude to exchanges of proof. In a contentious social environment with regards to communication vs disclosure how do we best re-establish a haven for those preludes? Is it only the "if we build it they will come" answer? Well considering OMF has been largely fully functional over the last four or five months this line of reasoning is not necessarily true. So what would be the best way re-establish this? Your suggestions are sought. Please comment.





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Something that needs to be checked on....

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Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by ScaRZ on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:50 pm

I've noticed recently that anytime you view a thread "Without" being logged on the view count never changes. I would say most people that visit never log in. They are lurkers or some members who don't log in every time.

So we really have no idea how many views the threads are getting. I believe this needs changing for sure.
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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by ScaRZ on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:58 am

It appears all the other threads are doing fine except Dans thread...."Hello, Cy, hello, OMF II" and "The Bible, UFOs, ET and the Ancients Part 3".

Strange!! It may have something to do with a thread reaching 10,000 views. I noticed this started in The Bible, UFOs, ET and the Ancients Part 3 thread as soon as the 10,000 views mark was reached.
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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Jake Reason on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:12 pm

Yes it has bothered me that this forum does not display the amount of people viewing a thread. Any thread. Virtually all other forums do this. Anyone can usually see how many are viewing any thread. But this forum software does not display this.

I have spent many hours on numerous occasions, trying to tweak the admin functions to make this functional display.

Wasted hours in vain. Forumotion's software is lacking.

I have given up trying.

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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by ScaRZ on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:09 am

In my opinion the forum needs a lot of work done on it. Some of the text is almost impossible to view. It needs bad a lighter color for some of the text--example(Forum,Topics,Post,Last Post). With the dark grey background it blends in.

Really the whole color scheme needs reworking. The Special Guests Board is an area that needs deleting most of the guest out....."If they aren't returning." It's been months now and time to move forward.

In my opinion a more compact forum with less is much better than areas no longer being used....."Cut the fat, it will look so much better and bring a new fresh appeal to the forum." Be a "New OMF" not an Old OMF".

There's no real point in scrolling for miles on the front web page.

I hope I didn't step on anyone's toes,that was not my intent at all. Just some feedback I believe could make the forum better.





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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Jake Reason on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:46 pm

In my opinion a more compact forum with less is much better than areas no longer being used....."Cut the fat, it will look so much better and bring a new fresh appeal to the forum." Be a "New OMF" not an Old OMF".
I agree.
We'll talk about it and see what we can do.


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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by ScaRZ on Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:24 am

I know it can be hard to let go of the past,but changes need to be made. Anyone who has been around for a while can see this isn't working. Don't attempt to live in the past,live for the now.
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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Admin on Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:46 pm

Hi ScarRZ,

I happen to agree. However I won't have time to get to it until after lambing season, probably sometime in June. This is my busy season at the moment and since it is not exactly an emergency. But yes it does need a good deal of revamping.

The color scheme while it was novel for a year, I find the pink and purple thing hard on my eyes. It wouldn't surprise me if others have the same experience. We have some options to work with. The one part that is difficult is the identity of each section of titles etc.


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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by ScaRZ on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:10 am

Thank you Admin (Cy) for your reply. I agree the pink and purple aren't easy on the eyes. Colors fading into other colors is a big problem as well.
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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Admin on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:09 pm

agreed. Do you have a color scheme preference by any chance?


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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by ScaRZ on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:46 pm

Admin wrote:agreed. Do you have a color scheme preference by any chance?

I'm more of a Black+Silver+White person as the main layout. They look great and are easy on the eyes. The color Gold mixes well also with them as a Text color in the Black. Then the use of Blue looks great as text color in the Silver. You just don't want a light Blue color.

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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Mur on Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:56 pm

I'm sentimental to amkon green...lol

Did yout notice amkon appears to be gone?
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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Admin on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:47 pm

No Mur I didn't notice that. That peculiar forum wasn't my style. Nor was the quality of IC that frequented it.


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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Admin on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:26 pm

Ok Guys, how's this work?

Its a funky'fied deal with the colors as some of the colors are doing double duty so there's quite a bit of wrangling to get those that do to work on the partnered parts.


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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by ScaRZ on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:59 pm

Thank you Cy for all the hard work you've put into the forum.

Good job in cutting some of the fat off of the front page.

I don't have any idea what colors you can use in certain areas. The #1 thing would be if you can use a different "Blue" with the text it will look much better than the light blue. The light blue washes into the grey/silver and blue violet.

You will just need to play with the colors some when you have some free time and it will look very good in no time. The yellow text on black looks great. Never use a dark on dark or light on light is really the key.

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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Jake Reason on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:27 pm

You've done a fair bit today, Cy. And it looks to be on the right track.

ScaRZ comments are good. BTW ScaRZ is an artist in case you didn't know. I would think he has a good sense with colors.

It took at lot of trial and error to get the original forum to a place that worked well and was appreciated by professionals.

The Logo Banner.... I couldn't access the original forum while in China because it was blacklisted. Why? Luci-Anarchy. So I think it best we use a different Logo.

One of the original ones would be good. We had several that were designed by one of our members. They would be in the archive. They would display on different boards. And they were perfectly sized for a forum. However I'm not too experienced in extracting HTLMs from forum script. Perhaps someone could help out with that.

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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Admin on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:08 pm

Thanks guys,

One of the problems I have with this forum is that the block of blue on your right is the same as some of the text such as the blue under "similar topics" and the blue in the thread title above each post.

It is like that in several areas not just the blue so getting it to 'work' is complicated. This was as close as I could get it at the moment so it didn't wash out in other areas.


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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by pman35 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:08 am

Thanks For this , Its nice to see everyone working together loving the new overhaul Smile


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Post by pman35 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:16 am

@jake If you can direct me to where the logos are that you've mentioned I'll have a shot at extracting them and uploading them to the forum in the images section


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Post by Bard on Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:53 am

Love the main image. Superb.
Love the background.

I can deal with the colors....


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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by ScaRZ on Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:07 am

Wow! I'm with MD02,the Logo is awesome. The tweaks done to the board look fantastic...."Great work Cy." If you could darken the Gray/Silver a little more the Light Blue will pop out and look terrific. It will also help with the White as the main text.

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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Admin on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:40 am

ScaRZ wrote:Wow! I'm with MD02,the Logo is awesome. The tweaks done to the board look fantastic...."Great work Cy." If you could darken the Gray/Silver a little more the Light Blue will pop out and look terrific. It will also help with the White as the main text.



Thanks guys!

@ ScaRZ, ok will do!


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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Jake Reason on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:47 pm

Wow, very impressive. This is looking good, Cy.

The Logo Banner is cool. Intriguing artwork.
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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Admin on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:15 am

Thank you Jake!

The art work is:

Ghost Ship Series
Full Moon Rising
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I have been trying to figure where I could put a promo/attribution on our page for him as I really like his artwork. He had it listed in the public on a free background site to help get his name out there like a lot of new artists do. I've also wondered if he sells any prints. I'd love to have one to hang on the wall here at home but I'd want a large sized one I could choose the frame for.


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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Admin on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:28 am

I know one thing, this color scheme is way easier on the eyes and brain. The other with the fluorescent pink was giving me a headache every time I signed on and stayed longer than few minutes.


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Re: Something that needs to be checked on....

Post by Jake Reason on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:44 am

Admin wrote:
Ghost Ship Series
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Thanks!


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